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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Protesters want to set up camp at Civic Plaza

(By LAURA GRAFF, Winston-Salem Journal) - Members of Occupy Winston-Salem are arguing that they want to set up a camp at Civic Plaza near BB&T and Wells Fargo bank offices instead of protesting at the parking lot farther away that city officials have offered.

The protesters say the lot at Seventh and Marshall streets is too far from the banks and too close to a day-care center. They want to camp in the open, grass-filled park at Fourth and Trade streets.

City officials, though, say Civic Plaza is not an option.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight. A city bends over backwards for these people by giving them a special permit to camp in a public place (paid for by the taxpayers)...and they have the gall to ask for something better! What a bunch of spoiled brats!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:47:00 PM  

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